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Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare (abridged); Adapted by Dana Schultes
The classic tale of Romeo & Juliet, adapted for present day, including social
media and music. This one hour adaptation will play to thousands of high
school students from across North Texas over two days. Opportunities for
reprising roles on an annual basis possible. We are seeking a diverse troupe of
actors.
Director
Tiffany Greene
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC
points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are
paid for rehearsal and performances.
Actor 1 - male, Benvolio, Prologues, Balthasar; 20s
Actor 2 - male, Romeo; 20s
Actor 3 - male, Mercutio, Prince, Servant, Friar John, Watchman; 20s-early 30s
Actor 4 - male, Nurse, Tybalt, Apothecary; 20s-30s
Actor 5 - female, Juliet; 20s
Actor 6 - male, Montague and Friar Laurence; 40s-60s
Actor 7 - female, Lady Capulet; 35-45
Audition Dates/Times
Saturday, August 5, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the
script. Please also prepare a 60 second Shakespeare monologue that may be
asked for at auditions. The script is available at the Stage West offices.
Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. Advance perusal of the
Like A Billion Likes
by Erik Forrest Jackson
Misty Riggs is a nobody. No, really, she is - that’s an undisputed fact. But just as she’s starting
sophomore year, she gets the notion she should try to stand out somehow before it’s too late.
Misty’s gambit, however, only cements her loserdom, and after one blow too many, she makes a
final, desperate bid for glory - the terrible culmination of her burning desire to be recognized for
something, anything, no matter how she achieves it.
Director
TBD
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received
for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.
Misty - Female. To play 15. Awkward, plain, unfiltered, naive but thinks she’s the opposite. Eager to
please up to a point. A bit beaten down. Believes there’s a better life out there for her, if she could
only find it. Emotionally immature for her years.
Alixandra Benson - Female. To play 15. Confident and at times commanding, but also guarded.
Quick witted, cutting and sly. Likes to control situations. Emotionally mature for her years.
Jacey Collier - Male. To play 17-year-old non-trans hetero male who identifies quite comfortably as
gender-fluid. Quiet but self-possessed, intelligent, always gauging the situation. Most everyone else
is more focused on his identity than he is.
Colleen Benson - Female. Mid/Late 30s-40s. Attractive, warm, open, fairly direct, with a loneliness
beneath; tries very hard to give whatever it is that anyone might need from her.
Perry Segars - Male. Mid/Late 40s-Early 50s. Cocky, pretty sure he’s irresistible. Doing his darndest
to keep a hold on a world he feels is slipping away from him. Perhaps an ex athlete who abhors the
idea of being behind or losing.
Audition Dates/Times
Sunday, July 16, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, July 17, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to
3:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for
members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. It is
strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.
Rehearsals
Begin Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays
off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.
Performances
Are Thursday, January 18, 2018 through Sunday, February 11, 2018 with a possible extension to
February 18th, at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights
at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00]

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center of New York City
by Halley Feiffer
A slouchy, foul-mouthed young comedian and an overwhelmed middle-aged man embroiled in a
nasty divorce are unexpectedly brought together when their cancer-stricken mothers become
roommates in the hospital. Tensions rise and gauntlets are thrown, but appearances may be
deceiving. Through confessions, fights, and uproariously inappropriate jokes these two unwittingly
invest in each other and help to pick up the pieces of their broken lives. A boisterously brazen story
of the strength it takes to learn to laugh through pain.
Director
Lee Trull
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received
for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.
Karla - Late 20s. A charismatic woman whose pretty face and somewhat childlike demeanor belies an
incredibly dirty mouth and mind. Spunky, spirited, angry, and wickedly funny. A stand-up comedian
with a real penchant for dark humor which she uses to hide behind and distract herself from the pain
of her mother’s sickness.
Don - Late 40s. An unassuming man who you would never even notice on the subway or walking
down the street - an “everyman” in the most boring sense of the word. Clearly has been through a
lot of stress both in life-in-general and also more acutely quite recently. Employs a raging temper to
make the gaping wound left from his recent marital split and his mother’s illness.
Marcie - Fifties. Karla’s mother. A painfully thin, pale, dyed-redhead recovering form a hysterectomy
that she had to treat her Stage 1 endometrial cancer. Very dry wit, like Karla. In her case, her dark
humor belies not only oceans of pain but also and abusive, selfish cruelty. Still, she is capable of
deep love and moments of tender vulnerability.
Geena - Sixties. Don’s mother. A heavyset woman who hasn’t paid attention to her personal
appearance in about forty years. Has been battling ovarian cancer for seven years. Brave. Tired.
Audition Dates/Times
Sunday, September 10, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday, September 11, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to
3:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for
members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. It is
strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.
Rehearsals
Begin Monday, February 12, 2018. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.
Performances
Are Thursday, March 8, 2018 through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights
at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00]

 

Hir
by Taylor Mac
After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the house and
family he knew have been upended. His once-timid mother is on a whirlwind crusade to subvert the
patriarchy, his sister is now his genderqueer brother who refers to hirself in gender-neutral
pronouns. Meanwhile, his stroke-ridden father slumps on the couch in a muumuu and clown
makeup. As Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed, the family is
forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past.
Director
TBD
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received
for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.
Paige Connor - 55. Cisgender mother to Max and Isaac. Wife to Arnold. Main actions are to entertain,
excite (with new information she’s discovered), and tear apart the old regimes.
Arnold Connor - 58. Cisgender father to Isaac and Max. Husband to Paige. Main actions are those of
an old dog; eat, sleep, and get comfortable. Arnold was an angry man but has had a stroke, which
turned him into more of a clown - rather like a slower and older Harpo Marx. When he feels
something, he expresses it, uncensored. In a heartbeat, he can switch from complete joy to complete
sorrow and back again.
Isaac Connor - 24. Cisgender son of Paige and Arnold. Brother to Max. Main actions are to assess
the situation, assert himself, convert, and keep things under control. The action is, for Isaac, one
long attempt at squashing down a major PTSD explosion. At times he is more successful than others
(meaning he can almost relax) and he uses different, lighter tactics (including teasing), but ultimately
he fails. There should be peaks and valleys, but a slow burn is what’s been crafted into the play.
Max Connor - 17. Transgender child of Paige and Arnold. Sibling to Isaac. Main actions are to excite
(with new information ze’s discovered), ward off attacks, showboat, raise hir status on the family
totem pole, and stake hir intellectual territory. Ideally, the actor playing Max should be someone who
was a biological female and now identifies as transgender or gender-queer.
Audition Dates/Times
Sunday, September 17, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, September 18, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to
3:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for
members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. It is
strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.
Rehearsals
Begin Monday, April 23, 2018. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.
Performances
Are Thursday, May 17, 2018 through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights
at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00

 

Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare (abridged); Adapted by Dana Schultes
The classic tale of Romeo & Juliet, adapted for present day, including social
media and music. This one hour adaptation will play to thousands of high
school students from across North Texas over two days. Opportunities for
reprising roles on an annual basis possible. We are seeking a diverse troupe of
actors.
Director
Tiffany Greene
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC
points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are
paid for rehearsal and performances.
Actor 1 - male, Benvolio, Prologues, Balthasar; 20s
Actor 2 - male, Romeo; 20s
Actor 3 - male, Mercutio, Prince, Servant, Friar John, Watchman; 20s-early 30s
Actor 4 - male, Nurse, Tybalt, Apothecary; 20s-30s
Actor 5 - female, Juliet; 20s
Actor 6 - male, Montague and Friar Laurence; 40s-60s
Actor 7 - female, Lady Capulet; 35-45
Audition Dates/Times
Saturday, August 5, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the
script. Please also prepare a 60 second Shakespeare monologue that may be
asked for at auditions. The script is available at the Stage West offices.
Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. Advance perusal of the
script is encouraged.